In case you didn’t know already, October is breast cancer awareness month.
If you have been affected by breast cancer in some way, this month often brings up the urge to do something – like donate to charity or participate in one of the many events going on. You may want to get involved but just aren’t sure how or where.
Well look no further, because I have a solution for you! This month, why don’t you make a commitment to yourself to be more healthy? I can’t think of a better investment or a more perfect way to honor breast cancer awareness month.
If you think this sounds like a good idea to you, consider trying my mini health challenge. This is a little challenge I have created for myself and thought you may like to try it to.
About the Challenge
In each weekly post during the month of October, I will give you a new health goal (related to breast cancer risk reduction) to focus on. We will start with 1 goal and build up to 4 by the end. Why start with just one goal? Making new changes is hard!! Too many goals at one time leads to failure. Also, by repeating some of the same goals each week, you may form a permanent habit!
I have selected goals that I feel have a big impact on overall health and breast cancer risk reduction. They are by no means, the ONLY health habits that can reduce breast cancer risk, but we have to start somewhere, right? You may be surprised how specific they are. Trust me – specific goals are way more easy to follow.
If you don’t like the goals I have selected, feel free to create a specific program that is right for you.
Ok Let’s Get Started!!!
Week #1 – Goal: Exercise 150 minutes.
Feel free to break this up into whatever increments you desire, i.e 30 minutes, 5 days per week, or 50 minutes 3 days per week.
Don’t worry too much about what counts as exercise. Just get out and move your body!
To read more about how exercise can reduce your breast cancer risk, read this post.
Stay tuned for next week’s goal!
**note – use your best discretion before starting this mini health challenge. I have no way of knowing your personal level of health and fitness. Only do what feels appropriate for you.